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Healthcare Reform Updates
2019 'Pay or Play' Affordability...
For plan years beginning in 2019, the Internal Revenue Service has announced that coverage will generally be considered affordable if the employee's required contribution for the lowest cost self-only health plan offered is 9.86% or less of his or her household income for the taxable year. […]
How Summer Hires May Impact ALE Status
Employers looking to hire seasonal workers this summer are reminded that there is an exception when measuring workforce size to determine whether they are an applicable large employer (ALE) subject to the Affordable Care Act's employer shared responsibility ("pay or play") provisions. […]
Employers: Don't Forget to Pay PCORI Fees
Employers that sponsor certain self-insured health plans—including some health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs)—are reminded that they are responsible for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees. Fees for […]
HR News Alerts
South Carolina Enacts Pregnancy Accommodation Law
South Carolina has enacted a new law that prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating against employees with medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. […]
Keeping Your Employees Motivated This Summer
The warm weather and eagerly anticipated outdoor activities of summer may take a toll on your workers' concentration. If you're noticing a lack of focus among your employees during this time of year, consider these ideas to help keep them motivated. […]
Vermont Adopts Salary History Inquiry Ban
Effective July 1, 2018, a new law prohibits Vermont employers from inquiring about or seeking an applicant's salary history information, including information on his or her current or past wages, salary, bonuses, or benefits. The law also bans employers from relying on an applicant's salary […]